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CD-ROM Roundup

'CD-ROM Roundup' is a regular KidScreen feature that profiles CD-ROMs aimed at children anywhere from preschool to late teen that will be hitting retail stores in the coming months. By Andrea Haman (416-408-2300 (phone), 416-408-0870 (fax) or haman@brunico.com)...
December 1, 1997

‘CD-ROM Roundup’ is a regular KidScreen feature that profiles CD-ROMs aimed at children anywhere from preschool to late teen that will be hitting retail stores in the coming months. By Andrea Haman (416-408-2300 (phone), 416-408-0870 (fax) or haman@brunico.com)

Name, Publisher & DeveloperRelease Date & MarketsStorylinePlatformTarget AudiencePromotionPartial List of Retail Outlets & Estimated Street Price (US$)
Curious George Learns Phonics
Houghton Mifflin Interactive, Somerville, Massachusetts
Vipah Interactive, Wellesley, Massachusetts
October
U.S., Canada at launch; will follow in other English-speaking countries
Kids travel through a busy circus environment with the inquisitive monkey. Along the way, they participate in six activities based on letter combinations, word sounds and associations. This is the third title in the Curious George Young Readers’ Series.Windows 95, Windows 3.1, Macintosh4 to 6* public relationsCompUSA, Wal-Mart, other major retailers (U.S.); Future Shop, Chapters, RadioShack (Canada)
$44.95
Chaos Island: The Lost World
DreamWorks Interactive, Los Angeles, California
October
distributed internationally by Microsoft Corporation
In this real-time strategy game, players lead a team of scientists and ally dinosaurs through 12 mission scenarios to protect their island and research from a band of hunters and rogue dinosaurs. The product features the characters and voices from the movie The Lost World: Jurassic Park.Windows 958 to 14* coupon for US$5 mail-in rebate bundled with the video The Lost World: Jurassic Park
¥ nationwide TV advertising and promotional campaign with Fox Television in the U.S.
¥ full-page ad in Fox Kids Magazine
¥ Internet campaign using banner ads linked to the DreamWorks Interactive Web site (www.dreamworksgames.com), which offers a downloadable demo of the game
Best Buy, CompUSA, Egghead Software, Kids’ Universe Toys and Software
$39.95
Search for the Black Rhino
APTE, Evanston, Illinois
January 1998
U.S., Canada, England, Singapore, Australia
This fifth product in the companyÕs Internet Coach line challenges players to rescue a rare black rhino from a team of poachers. To track the animalÕs whereabouts, they must use the Internet to search, analyze and compile information about Enki Isle.Windows 95, Macintoshchildren age 9-plus, as well as adults¥ public relationsnot available; can be ordered directly from APTE by toll-free phone number, mail or on-line (www.apte.com)
$38.95

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